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Apr 13, 2015

A brief glance at Clinton

A look at key things to know about Hillary Rodham Clinton, who entered the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign on Sunday: THE BRIEF As first lady to President Bill Clinton during the 1990s, she was a driving figure in a failed health care overhaul and ...

Cubans hope for more U.S. trade, better lives

Apr 12, 2015

Cubans hope for more U.S. trade, better lives

Cubans hailed Saturday’s historic meeting between Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama but said they want to see ties warm faster between the Cold War foes so that the lives of ordinary people on the island can improve. Havana residents stopped in the middle ...

Apr 11, 2015

Movie men propose Russian fast-food alternative chain

Two of Russia’s best-known movie directors are aiming to create a chain of fast-food restaurants that would be an alternative to Western-style operations such as McDonald’s. The move by Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovsky, who are brothers, comes amid growing animosity toward the West, ...

Cold War thaw: Obama, Castro to meet this week

Apr 9, 2015

Cold War thaw: Obama, Castro to meet this week

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro will have a historic face-to-face encounter at the Summit of the Americas this week, breaking the ice after decades of glacial relations. The image of U.S. and Cuban presidents sitting across from each other at the ...